Jackie (1/3 Hats)




Adam Says Hats Off:

Saw Jackie: Natalie Portman Whispers for 1 Hour and 40 Minutes. Rating as follows:

Total: 7.1/10 (Hats Off)

Cinematography (1.7): 0.6
Overall Acting (1.6): 1.4
Story Telling (1.5): 1.2
Cohesion of Story (1.2): 1.0
Score/Sound Mixing (1.1): 0.8
Best Category – Acting (1.0): 0.9
Depth of Plot (1.0): 0.7
Character Dev (0.5): 0.3
Overall Message (0.4): 0.2

Another exhibition of incredible acting, this time by Natalie Portman. Looking over old footage of Jackie Kennedy shows how well Natalie portrayed her. It’s spot on. Very very well done and much deserving of an Oscar nomination. Outside of her acting, the movie in general was pretty slow but interesting none the less. It gives a look into sad time in the country from the woman who witnessed it all first hand. Gave big knocks to cinematography here. I think they tried to make it feel vintage with their choice of cameras (looked to be shot on actual film), but it lead to a lot of blurry images and eye strain. I was not a huge fan of that. I also didn’t love Bobby Kennedy’s portrayal. He seemed kind of lifeless to me, but maybe that’s just how he was. This one is probably worth waiting for it to hit Netflix, but still worth checking out to watch Portman’s stellar acting job.

#JackieKennedeezNuts #KillEmWithCommunism #OldPeopleInTheaterStrikeAgain



Austinn Kept His Hat On:

‘Jackie’: The Great Procession. conclusion: 6/10. This movie is weird, but good, but interesting. The acting is very good, and the score is amazingly haunting throughout. But aside from those two things, it’s really just a history lesson of the week after the Kennedy assassination from Jackie’s perspective, using a lot of dialogue with close up shots of people’s faces while they talk. Kinda hard to describe why, but I think I liked it yet wouldn’t watch it again. #deadkennedys #shotsshotsshotsshotsshotsshotseverybody #thatlincolnfeeling #tourofthewifehouse



Jarrod Kept His Hat On:

#2 Film of 2017: Jackie 6/10 I really wanted to like this film. I had heard great things and it is produced by Darren Aronofsky, one of my favorite directors of all time. However, this film felt like a collection of scenes that work on their own but not when combined together into a cohesive film. I left feeling underwhelmed and if this story was even really worth telling in the first place. It feels like they had to stretch a lot out just to get through its brief run time. The film also takes away a lot of its emotional punch by having some of its saddest, most heart wrenching moments in the beginning of the film, before they can build up empathy for its lead character. The jumping around in time and some questionable editing choices left me a little baffled. However, Natalie Portman’s performance and the underrated Peter Sarsgaard give unbelievably strong performances, particularly Portman. It is also great to see John Hurt pop up as well. The score is also easily one of the top three best scores of the year and the production design of recreating 1960s Washington DC is extremely well done with immense attention to detail. The costume design and cinematography also stood out. So although there is a lot to admire, this film just didn’t add up to the sum of its parts. Give this a rental but no real need to see it on the big screen.

#JackWidow / #DeadKennedys / #WheresOswaldo / #QuestForCamelot / #GardenStateOfTheUnion / #LyndonHasFallen

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